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[ 31 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Brits make over 7 million business trips every year. Going away from home takes organisation – not just for yourself, but also making sure that your family are ready too. In a study, 75% of travellers reported high levels of stress if they were planning to go away on business, and 50% of their spouses too. Work trips affect everyone in the household. The figures were particularly high if there were young children in the family. Here are a few things you can do to help you and your family get ready for your business trip.
Make …

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[ 9 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

When it comes to taking a holiday in Europe, we’re really spoilt for choice: from the sunny shores of Italy to the historic sites of England to the cuisine of Spain… How is a family supposed to decide on where to take a break? For the final decision, we can’t make that choice for you, however, we can suggest five incredible places that we believe would be perfect for a short getaway with the entire family.
A city brimming with colour and life, it’s hard not to instantly fall for Barcelona, …

days out, Headline, holidays, house and home »

[ 21 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

This summer, Southbank Centre plays host to a wealth of family-friendly activities, including live music, thrilling family shows, workshops, circus, open-air film screenings and plenty of outdoor fun. Families can play in the sand at the riverside Urban Beach, dodge the jets of Jeppe Hein’s Appearing Rooms fountain or take in the views from Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden before seeing one of the season’s top family shows. From the creators of critically-acclaimed Aliens Love Underpants, Monstersaurus is an energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem. Adapted from …

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[ 11 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

With summer fast approaching, teaching children to be safe near water becomes increasingly important. There are a number of things you can do to help keep your family safe this summer:
At home

Always use self-closing gates, fences and locks to prevent children from gaining access to pools of water
Securely cover all water storage tanks and drains
Empty paddling pools and buckets as soon as they have been used. Always turn paddling pools upside down once empty
Always supervise bath time (never leave children unattended). Empty the bath as soon as possible after use

On holiday

When …

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[ 7 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Strap on your safety goggles! Brainiac Live!, science’s greatest and most volatile show, arrives for its Edinburgh Fringe debut with a vengeance! Refreshed, re-charged and even more explosive.
‘excellent – the Science Museum meets Top Gear’ The Guardian
The show celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang. Literally! Expect to see exploding dustbins, supercharged spinning chairs and the ultimate Airzooka challenge. It’s the wild world of the weird and wonderful and a no- brainer summer outing for girls and boys alike.
Andy Joyce, No.1 Brainiac and director of the show, says: “I’m so …

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[ 27 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

When it comes to the most luxurious ways to fly, the main problem for many individuals and businesses is that they are also the most expensive. If you’ve got plenty in the bank then the top most expensive and luxurious ways to fly can be perfect. For companies running on a much lower (and more reasonable) budget, there are other ways to create a high-class flying experience for employees and clients at a much lower cost.
Group Charter Flights
Rather than booking a number of individual flights and even then ending up …

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[ 27 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

The Italian Lake District is a popular spot for families and each of the five major lakes there all have very different characters. However, they have one feature in common: they all offer families the perfect combination of a peaceful holiday, picturesque landscapes, good food, and plenty of sunshine in the summer months.
In this post, we’ll take a brief look at the three main Italian lakes and what makes them so popular with families.
Lake Garda
The largest of the Italian Lakes, Garda is bordered by three distinct regions – the Veneto, …

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[ 29 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

Finding a family holiday that ticks all the boxes can be tricky, can’t it? Some family members want wall to wall sunshine and a decent beach, while others want water parks or a well-stocked shopping centre. And it’s a complete mystery what our teenagers want from holiday… aside from decent WiFi, of course! So, if you’re struggling for destination ideas that suit everyone, why not consider these?
The Canary Islands
Located just off the north-west coast of Africa, The Canary Islands should be top of your shortlist. Consisting of five islands, …

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[ 26 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

Getting kids back into a term time sleep routine doesn’t have to be a nightmare according to The Sleep Council.
Late nights, long lie ins and days without structure are just some of the reasons the summer holidays play havoc with children’s sleeping patterns. But as the start of a new school year looms, parents are advised to start trying to re-establish their regular sleep routines a good week before they go back.
Said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council: “It’s not uncommon to find that the long break disrupts bed and …

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[ 18 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

WHY DON’T YOU… Hold a family sports day
In a recent poll, sport was one of the top three activities children told us they wanted to do with their parents, so why not turn an area of your garden or your local park into your very own sporting arena? Hold a running race, beanbag throw, mini hurdles or go retro with a game of rounders.
WHY DON’T YOU… Go on a nature treasure hunt
Make a map with a list of ‘treasure’ on it that the family has to tick off and find …